OSHA Standards for companies are concerned with the safety of workers in any workplace. OSHA developed a list of worker’s rights that incorporate into OSHA’s mission.
Workers have the right to:
- Working conditions that do not pose a risk of serious harm.
- Receive information and training (in a language and vocabulary the worker understands) about workplace hazards, methods to prevent them, and the OSHA standards that apply to their workplace.
- Review records of work-related injuries and illnesses.
- File a complaint asking OSHA to inspect their workplace if they believe there is a serious hazard or that their employer is not following OSHA’s rules. OSHA will keep all identities confidential.
- Exercise their rights under the law without retaliation, including reporting an injury or raising health and safety concerns with their employer or OSHA. If a worker has been retaliated against for using their rights, they must file a complaint with OSHA as soon as possible, but no later than 30 days.
OSHA requires all companies to maintain records concerning workplace injuries, and hazards in the workplace and to keep those records current.
OSHA recordkeeping standards for workplace injuries are as follows… (Per OSHA)
1. Obtain a report on every injury or job-related illness requiring medical treatment (other than basic first aid).
2. Record each injury or job-related illness on OSHA Form 300 (Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses) using the instructions provided.
3. Prepare a supplementary record of occupational injuries and illnesses for recordable cases on OSHA Form 301 (Injury and Illness Incident Report).
4. Every year, prepare an annual summary using OSHA Form 300A (Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses). Post it no later than February 1, and keep it posted until May 1. A good place to post it is next to the OSHA Workplace Poster.
5. Retain these records for at least five years.
Periodically review these records to look for any patterns or repeat situations. These records can help you to identify high-risk areas that require your immediate attention.
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